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Saturday, March 5 • 3:00pm - 3:45pm
Making Data-Driven Drawings of New York's Public Places (a 3-D modeling of NYC)

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The Urban Design Division at NYC Planning is responsible for maintaining the NYC 3D Model, which we publish through NYC Open Data. The Model aggregates dozens of publicly available datasets describing the physical city into a single convenient source and is meant to support a wide range of design, visualization and analysis tasks. Recently we have been working to extend compatibility to more 3D modeling tools and enable the use of metadata and attributes alongside geometry.

Using site models and assets provided by the Urban Design Division with the free 3D modeling software Blender, this workshop will equip participants with tools and techniques to model, annotate and render real-world locations in NYC.

This session will engage design professionals (architects, landscape architects, urban designers) including those working in city government, design students, civic technologists, game developers, journalists and members of the general public interested in digital art and urban design.


Carsten Rodin

Lead Computational Designer, NYC Planning
I'm an architect-in-training and creative technologist currently writing spatial software for the NYC Department of City Planning. Talk to me about drawing, games, maps, participatory design, mini-golf or the future of cities.

Saturday March 5, 2022 3:00pm - 3:45pm EST
2nd Floor - Classroom A - 215